Referrals Are Lifeblood

Referrals are lifeblood and I need your help.  

I’m calling on all of my readers and followers to spread the word.

My family and I have been hosting high school foreign exchange students from around the world since 2003. Now two of them are married and one of them even has a baby. It’s so amazing that my kids have friends, we consider family, all over the globe. We are raising our children to embrace cultural diversity – and it begins at home. By the time they are out working in the real world they will have broken bread with, worshiped with and lived with people from all different races, religions, beliefs, traditions, cultures, etc. I honestly believe this is a beautiful thing. We’ve hosted while pregnant, moving, in college, etc. It’s a rewarding experience, and if you would like to find out more about how YOU might be involved or make a difference, message me. There are several students still waiting to be matched with a loving volunteer host family for this academic school year. Spread the word please. The picture is of Marie from Germany – one of our former students who has been back to visit us twice.

Can’t host right now? That’s okay, Refer a family to me who hosts and you will receive $100 referral fee. Can’t host the whole school year? That’s okay too – just host for 3-5 weeks so we can secure their place in the program and the school spot. Sharing is caring … please like, comment and share.

 

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Marie from Germany and Debra

High school foreign exchange students come with their own spending money, their own health insurance and they speak English.  Each and every student has been personally interviewed by our non-profit organization and passed rigorous exams in order to be qualified to come on our program.  These are cream of the crop kids that you do not want to miss out on meeting.

Open your home and heart today to welcome a teenager from another country, help Share Your America and do your part to foster world peace and understanding. Appreciating cultural diversity starts at home, with us, with me, with you.

If you are interested in hosting a high school foreign exchange student, sending me referrals or just finding out more information, please email me at:  debra@facetheworld.org or call 210-510-8697.

As Always, Make Champion Choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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No Room In Boise

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Today we did something many RVers do regularly, we do it on occasion. We spent the night on a Walmart parking lot in Boise, ID. Now spending the night on a parking lot is not awful, but it can be noisy and bright. Many truck stops, casinos, and Walmarts allow overnight camping.

There are some guidelines to follow when spending the night in a parking lot.

  • If overnight camping instructions are not posted, ask permission to spend the night. There may be a city ordinance that prohibits spending the night on a parking lot. Also, there may be a specific area of the lot where you should park.
  • Don’t drag out the grill and folding chairs to set up camp. Remember you are in a parking lot not a park.
  • You are dry camping – boondoggling – no water or electricity, so save your batteries and water as…

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How Is Your Thinkin’?

BitmojiHmmmmWhat do you think of this?

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Hate less, love more …

and all good things are yours.

 And with that in mind …

***By Changing Your Thinking***
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By Changing Your Thinking,
You change your beliefs;

When you change your beliefs,
You change your expectations;

When you change your expectations,
You change your attitude;

When you change your attitude,
You change your behavior;

When you change your behavior,
You change your performance;

When you change your performance;
You Change Your Life!

And like I always tell my children …

Whether you think you CAN or think you CAN’T …
you are probably right.

As Always, Make Champion Choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

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Words

The most important words we will ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we are by ourselves….

God spoke the world into existence.

J.K. Rowling spoke the world of Harry Potter into existence.

What are you speaking into existence?

Words mean things.

Thoughts lead to actions.

Reading and watching and immersing yourself into something leads to your thoughts.

Control your input to control your output.

My son drew this picture below for me.  I am a horrible domestic engineer and honestly rarely sweep (kids do that).  Thus,  I have no idea why there is a broom in my hands,  but I love how he drew a cell phone to my ear.  I clearly speak a lot of words, ALL of the time. Yes, I can be chatty.  Especially during placement season working our foreign exchange student program. Spring and Summer are always super busy for me matching kids from around the world with volunteer host families.  It is my hope and sincere intention that the words we speak to these kids, in our homes, enrich and add to their experiences, as much as they add to and enrich OUR lives in the process.

Who can you speak life to today?  Who can you encourage?
Even if it is yourself.  Do it.

Carry On ~ Be vigilant. Keep the faith.

 

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As Always, Make Champion Choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

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Just Ask…

It’s not “YOU”.  You know that, right?

I’ve been in business for myself, and/or in some sort of sales or recruiting for over 15 years now. I have cultivated friends and relationships around the world. Remember this: Whether it is a new client or a new friend, you cannot say the wrong thing to the right person ~ and you cannot say the right thing to the wrong person.

It doesn’t matter if you are trying to make a sale, recruit a volunteer host family or even get a date … the only way to mess it up is to not say anything at all.  Just Ask!

Some folks will be your people and some folks will NOT be your people. Some belong in your tribe, some do not.  It’s never personal.  Really, it’s not.  It boils down to whatever frequency people are living on. One is not better than; or less than, another. They are just different.

Now it may sound like hocus pocus hogwash hooey to you, but think of life like this.  We are all basically an energy frequency. Some vibrations match and some do not. Let’s say you are a “square peg” and you are trying to fit into a “round hole.” You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole.  That is not a match.   Such is the same if you are expending your energy into activities that do not align with your core values.

Have you ever absolutely been crushing on someone and they did not return your interest? Ever been disappointed because you thought you and someone hit it off and would be great friends, and they disappear, or blow you off?  Remember my dear – you can be the best, sweetest peach of all the peaches, but that person of interest might prefer oranges. It’s not you, it’s just not a match.  No biggie.  It’s never personal.

Sometimes your success is dependent more on courage than anything else, but maybe courage is just your level of understanding. After all  — there is no real danger in asking, but we get so scared of failing like there is some sort of danger in being rejected. Edison had to disqualify 10,000 ways it didn’t work first, before he got it right.

So what are you doing right now?  Are you spinning your wheels, making progress, falling backwards or what? What holds you back?  What makes you stagnant? What scares you half to death? If you don’t know the answers to those questions, you should. Ask yourself these things. Seriously, just ask.

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As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

 

 

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